• What You Need To Know About Graduation

    Graduation Requirements: 


      Minimum 2.00 GPA (certain majors and schools have higher GPA requirements)
      Complete all degree credits required for your major (complete at least 30 credits at LaGuardia)
      Register for “Intent to Graduate” (GRD000 - 21219 CUNYFirst) in your last 12-week session.

    Frequently Asked Questions: 

      I have 60 credits; am I ready to graduate?
    Not any combination of 60 credits will do, you need the RIGHT 60 credits for your major! Meet with your advisor to review your DegreeWorks audit and graduation eligibility.
      How do I know if I’ve graduated?
    You will be notified by mail.
      When will I get my diploma?
    Approximately 6 months after the date of graduation you will receive a letter to pick up your diploma.
      Can I graduate in Session I and continue taking courses in Session II?
    No. If you want to continue taking courses in Session II, you will graduate at the end of Session II. After you graduate from LaGuardia you can return as a second- degree or non- degree student (contact the Admissions Office, M- 147).
      Why do I have a “GD” stop?
    Students who apply for graduation have a “GD” stop placed on their records. This prevents you from registering or changing your program. If you need to register for Session II, go to C- 107 to temporarily remove the stop to allow for registration.
      Can I attend commencement if I need just one more course?
    No. The commencement ceremony is only for students that have met all their requirements.
      Where do I get information about commencement, caps and gowns?
    The Office of Student Life (M- 115). 
      When should I start the transfer process?
    Please contact the Transfer Services Office (B-215, 718.482.5185) for assistance in this process. In general, CUNY applications should be done 6-10 months before the semester you plan to begin at the 4 year school, and about 6-12 months before for SUNY or private schools. Please check deadline dates at the schools' Admissions Departments.


    Office of Transfer Services 
    home-icon  LaGuardia Community College
    31-10 Thomson Avenue,
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    Room B-215
    mobile-phone-icon  Phone: 718.482.5185
      Fax: 718.609.2100
    email-icon  Email: transfer@lagcc.cuny.edu 
      FAFSA code: 010051/ CEEB code 002246